LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Whether  you are staying with us for work or pleasure there is so much to offer on the doorstep.

We understand that travel is a necessary part of life but we don’t believe that you should compromise on the comfort of being at home.  That’s why, at Heliodoor Serviced Apartments, we make every effort to ensure that when you arrive at one of our apartments, you can truly kick back and immediately feel at home. And while you’re with us enjoy what’s on offer in the area.

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Verulamium Park

Whether you plan to commute for work or simply spend the day taking in the many wonders London has to offer, The City is always right on your doorstep, day or night! Located less than 25 minutes from central London by train, each of our properties remains close to the action, whilst allowing you to return to the quiet of the suburbs at the end of your day.

In and around Milton Keynes

Bletchley Park

Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, Bletchley Park is now a vibrant heritage attraction, open daily. Discover the incredible achievements of Britain’s World War Two Codebreakers, in the place where it happened.

The National Museum of Computing

The National Museum of Computing, located at Bletchley Park houses the largest collection of functional historic computers in the world, including a rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer.

The Parks Trust

Looking for somewhere to walk or run? The Parks Trust is an independent self-financing charity that cares for a whopping 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes. There are lakeland parks, woodland and nature reserves to explore.

Cowper & Newton Museum

If you like historic houses and gardens why not visit the Georgian museum of poet William Cowper and hymn writer John Newton who wrote Amazing Grace.

MK Gallery

Love art? MK Gallery is based in the heart of Milton Keynes. The gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary and historic art and design, alongside extensive public programmes.

The National Film and Sci-fi Museum

The National Film & Sci-Fi Museum is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and exhibition of the art, skills and dedication that goes into delivering some of the world’s most successful films and TV shows.

The Silverstone Interactive Museum

For all the motor racing fans. Discover the stars, stories and science behind British Motor Racing. Learn about the history and walk the Heritage Track Trail where you will learn about the current circuit – and even walk on parts of the original grand prix circuit!

Grand Union Canal

The Canal Broadwalk offers a fantastic walking, running or cycling route through some of Milton Keynes’ most beautiful parks.  The canal snakes in a dramatic arc right through the east of the city and provides a direct link with the area’s industrial past.

In and around At Albans

Verulamium Park

The award winning Verulamium Park holds both the Green Flag and Green Heritage Site award.  It consists of 100 acres of beautiful parkland close to the city centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with a wide range of facilities and wildlife.

St Albans Cathedral

Locally referred to as ‘The Abbey’, the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban is a historical landmark definitely worth visiting! This stunning building is believed to date back to the 8th century and is guaranteed to offer scenic views and a wonderful afternoon out.

Verulamium Roman Ruins and  Museum

Located within Verulamium Park, are various Roman remains including theatre, mosaic and  hypercaust, an ancient underfloor heating system and the museum.

Hatfield House

Visit this stunning Jacobean house within an extensive park and see the surviving wing of the Royal Palace of Hatfield, where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. Steeped in over 400 years of history in 40 acres of tranquil gardens.

De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Like planes. Why not visit the De Havilland Aircraft Museum and find out about the history of Salisbury Hall and the contribution that de Havilland made to British Aviation for over 80 years. 

Sopwell Nunnery

An ideal spot for a picnic. Commonly called Sopwell Nunnery, the ruins here are actually those of Lee Hall.

Redbournebury Watermill

Redbournbury Watermill is a working mill producing a range of stoneground organic flours principally from locally grown grains. It is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and was extensively restored following a fire in 1987.

Wheathampstead Heritage Trail

There are six Countryside Walks and one Village Centre trail taking you to numerous heritage sites in the parish of Wheathampstead.

In and around Watford

Warner Bros Studios

The Making of Harry Potter is a permanent exhibit at the Leavesden Warner Bros. Studios, where visitors get an exclusive look into the world of Harry Potter and all the behind-the-scenes action! Easily accessible by car or via the frequent shuttle bus from Watford Junction station, this attraction is a must-see for all the family!

Cassiobury Park

Watford’s town park is in the grounds of Cassiobury House. It’s a place of well-tended lawns, woodlands and wild meadows. There’s an abundance of water thanks to the River Gade and Grand Union Canal and for the kids splash pools and a miniature railways.

Bentley Priory Museum

Taken over by the RAF in WW2, RAF Bentley Priory played a pivotal role during the Battle of Britain as Headquarters Fighter Command. It remained home to the RAF until 2008. As well as the history of this magnificent house, there is the Battle of Britain exhibition.

Rockmansworth Aquadome

An abandoned quarry has been turned into a 41-hectare nature reserve with lakes. A great place for wildlife the lakes are used for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Oxhey Park

Walk along the River Colne at Oxhey Park a Green Flag public park in Watford. There’s quirky public art, a fishing pond, a children’s playground, outdoor gym and mini football pitch.

Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Museum

This small but engaging museum is in a purpose-built shed at Watford Fire Station where you will find all things fire engine. From archive photographs, old helmets, banners, vintage fire hydrant signs and station bells to vintage machinery, like a restored steam powered engine and a 1937 Leyland open pump escape.

Cheslyn House & Gardens

Cheslyn House and Gardens are stunning to walk around with a variety of flowers, exotic plants, a rock garden, pond and bird aviary, the gardens are a beautiful place to take the family or go for a picnic.

Grand Union Canals

Watford is bustling with various waterways. The most prominent being the Grand Union Canal. Ideal fo peaceful canal-side walks that lead into and by various parks (Cassiobury Park and Rickmansworth Aquadrome). 

Heliodoor Serviced Apartments is a specialist serviced apartment provider offering a cost-effective solution to your temporary accommodation needs.  We cater for Corporates, Contractors, Insurance Relocations, Leisure & Tourism and any client wanting the flexibility of short term stays without being tied into long rental contracts and the associated bills.   You simply book the number of nights you want to stay for an all inclusive price!*

Leah Musana